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  • "Zimbra Collaboration is less expensive than Microsoft Exchange. Zimbra works for small companies because it is not expensive. Zimbra Collaboration has more security tools than Microsoft Exchange. If you are choosing between Zimbra Collaboration and Microsoft Exchange, you have to take into account the cost of security tools with Microsoft Exchange. When you purchase Microsoft Exchange, you will also have to purchase tools for security, which adds to the cost. The migration from Zimbra Collaboration to another email solution is very simple and easy. Migration from Microsoft Exchange to another email solution is very difficult. Microsoft doesn't allow migration that easily. In fact, you have to pay for tools to do that. You have to buy some expensive tools to migrate."
  • "If you choose the network edition, it is a little pricier. They have the open-source edition too which is only community supported."
  • "We are using perpetual licenses. We have deployed it in our local data center, and we buy perpetual licenses on a per-user basis."
  • "When it comes to the licensing of Zimbra Collaboration, my license covers the servers and I find its terms to be much simpler than those of Microsoft Exchange."
  • "We do not pay for licenses to use this solution."
  • "The price of the solution is low."
  • "It's very expensive. When we compare the cost with Google Workspace, it's so expensive."
  • "There is an annual standard licensing fee to use Zimbra Collaboration and there is no other cost."
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    Top Answer:Zimbra is a free, open source collaborative software suite. The features I like best are the ease of integration and the email, calendar, and collaboration server with web interface. In addition, I… more »
    Top Answer:The stability is good and keeps getting better with each new update.
    Top Answer:The solution is very low cost. It's an open-source solution. It's not an expensive option.
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    Overview
    Open-source email and collaboration software with calendaring, tasks and contacts management, mobile devices compatability.
    Zimbra Collaboration provides administrators and their end users innovative features that solve the challenges faced by organizations using today's legacy communications infrastructure.
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    Sample Customers
    Tivoli, InterAkt Contour, Riagg Rijnmond, Lammerink, Revell, KMP, International School of the Hague
    NEC Biglobe, City of Ventura, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Hola Publishing, BIG, Sleepwell, LaFayette College, Xmission, DNA, Ring Line, Future Group, TIGC
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    REVIEWERS
    Media Company29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Security Firm14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider41%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Government8%
    Retailer4%
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    REVIEWERS
    Small Business70%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise15%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    Zarafa is ranked 15th in Email Applications while Zimbra Collaboration is ranked 3rd in Email Applications with 14 reviews. Zarafa is rated 0.0, while Zimbra Collaboration is rated 7.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zimbra Collaboration writes "It is light to manage and low-cost, but lacks storage management". Zarafa is most compared with Open-Xchange, whereas Zimbra Collaboration is most compared with Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Exchange Online, Kerio Connect, IceWarp and ProtonMail.

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